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About Luce Restaurant & Enoteca
LUCE is a popular Italian restaurant located on the Manhattan's Upper West Side in the vicinity of Lincoln Center. Its creative menu, attractive location & experienced team offer an inviting fare right here in NYC. You will find LUCE to be warm, friendly & engaging experience that you'll be tempted to repeat. All together a wonderful dining experience at surprisingly reasonable prices.
LUCE's proximity to Lincoln Center makes this a perfect spot for pre and post theater dining. Our terazzo on Broadway is a must try place for lunch, dinner or our popular weekend brunch.
New York, NY 10023
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Between 68th & 69th
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We have been catering for private events for quiet some time with special focus on the Manhattan area. Our locations include Luce Restaurant on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and our other two sister restaurants on the East Side of Manhattan.
Very convenient by subway. Train number: 1,2,3,A,C, and D.
Private Party Facilities:
We have a great room with high celing for private events and are very knowledgeable with these events due to our two decade event experience in Manhattan.
Private Party Contact:
Tony Mila: (212) 724-1400
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Luce Restaurant & Enoteca Ratings and Reviews
The good was very good ; the only criticism - the bread (usually a good indicator of what to expect from the rest of the meal ) was just passable. In this case, however, the rest of the meal was delicious . The maitre'd was extremely accommodating ( even charged my cell phone in the back office ) . Overall a very pleasant experience .
Food is okay but definitely nothing special. Sorta a good place to go if you are on the UWS and some of the better Italian places are filled. Otherwise, head to Coppola's West or Pomodoro if you prefer good Italian food. Also, avoid the chicken Lucce - it is extremely spicy - the menu says "sweet and spicy". Don't believe it - one of the spicier dishes I have ever eaten. The restaurant was nice enough to take it back and give me something alternate. The service was VERY nice but VERY slow - long periods of time passed with no one asking how we were doing. Was kinda annoying to have to wait so long for someone to help. So, overall, if you need a place to eat and some of the better places around are full, you won't have a bad time but the food wasn't especially good either. My date's mussels were good, she said. Oh, the tartufo was good too - but then again, everyone's is.
Always a great experience at Luce. The food is delicious! I've never had a bad meal. I especially love the almond crusted red snapper. The mushroom appetizer is to die for. I also really enjoy their ricotta cheesecake. It's light and very delicious. I dine there often and would recommend it to anyone.
Luce is a delightful return to enjoyable dining. The room is large, well lit, and comfortable; tables are placed so that conversations can be held at your table without hearing those at other tables.
Our dinner order was taken promptly after the waiter explained the specials and menu and served in a leisurely manner.
My friends and I enjoyed our dinners and will return again.
Bravo to the entire staff!
Nice restaurant near the movie theatre on 68/Broadway. The risotto with mushrooms was very good as well the veal with asparagus. A half bottle of Chianti for $20 was a good value rather than purchasing 2 glasses of wine. Open front area and seating outdoors was pleasant. The server was very good in checking with the chef to make it a Gluten Free entrée on the veal.
Had lunch with four people - soups (minestrone and broccoli ) were awful. Salads were inedible - sopping and soggy with bad dressing. Earlier that week we had dinner and had a wonderful veal dish with tomatoes and asparagus , but soup and salads are terrible
I have eaten here before and liked it but this time it was very disappointing.
They stopped serving GF pasta. The recommended wine by the glass had soured.
The clams in the special pasta were sandy, and the staff did not get the difference between gnocci and ravioli.
I have become a regular at Luce and dine there frequently with one or two friends. We like the menu choices, the preparation and the presentation. In general, the service is prompt, efficient and friendly. We always request a table inside but near the open doors, especially in this hot weather. Last Saturday, however, we had to virtually beg for one of those tables, although three were empty, because we were told that our reservation was for only two people and those tables were reserved for parties of four. Through some magic (or perhaps our obvious disappointment), a table for two near the open doors was found. But it was a off night for Luce; even the branzino, usually superb, was badly prepared. Maybe we should avoid Luce on Saturday nights.
We live in the neighborhood, but had never tried Luce before because we had heard it was not that good. However, we decided to see for ourselves because it has a nice outdoor area. We were really disappointed. The service, despite it being a slow night, was awful. The waiter poured water all over the table as we arrived. The man who picks up the plates tried to see if i was finished but I was in a deep discussion with my friend. When I did not immediately answer, he waved his hands in front of my face--like "wake up lady--I don't have all day". It was so rude.
The food was not redeeming. The homemade pasta was good, but the olives in the duck ragout overwhelmed the flavor. The mozzarella and tomato salad had ice cold cheese and under ripe tomatoes. The other items were similarly mediocre.
I will not be returning. There are far too many good restaurants in the neighborhood.
Luce has become a neighborhood favorite for my friends and me. It is always friendly and courteous and the food is reliably better than average. The menu offers a reasonable assortment of dishes. The vegetables are always cooked just right. Now if only they could do something about the noise level (acoustic tiles?)
I have been to Luce several times, both at lunch and at dinner. I chose it for its location and for its relative value in the pricey Lincoln Center neighborhood. We had an attentive waiter, who helped choose our wine, because I was ordering one that I did not know.. He explained the wine to me and let me decide. I was pleased to order monkfish as a special that evening, since it is rarely offered, and one of my favorites, and it was well-prepared. My dining companions had the papardelle, the ravioli and the fettucini with smoked salmon -- excellent choices among the restaurant's pasta offerings. We also had salad, a mushroom appetizer and caprese, all excellent. Luce, like most restaurants these days, became very noisy as it filled up, and it was difficult to maintain a conversation, but it quieted down as the evening progressed. I will certainly visit Luce again
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